Convicted Killer Caught in Tennessee 35 Years After Escape

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana woman sentenced to life in prison for murder who escaped from prison 35 years ago has been arrested in Tennessee.

The Indiana Department of Correction says 64-year-old Linda Darby of Hammond escaped by climbing over a barbed-wire fence at the Indiana Women's Prison in March 1972.

She was arrested by police on Friday in Pulaski, Tennessee, where she was going by the name of Linda Joe McElroy.

Darby was sentenced to life in prison in 1970 for the murder of her husband.

An Indiana Department of Correction spokeswoman says Darby has waived extradition from Tennessee.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10572426 -
Gray Television, Inc.